Next time I have apples laying around, I think I will try an apple crisp — more crunch. What's your favorite way to use up apples?
On a side note, don't you love this baking dish? It's so bright and festive. Love it. Always puts me in a good mood when I use it.
Apple-Cinnamon coffee Cake
adapted by my recipes
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk, I used skim
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup sliced apples
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Stir. In a separate bowl, combine milk, melted butter, vanilla, and egg.
2 Add wet ingredients slowly to the dry and stir until just moist.
3 Pour batter into an 8 or 10 inch baking dish.
4 Arrange sliced apples in a circular pattern on top of the batter.
5 Prepare the streudel by mixing the brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and cut butter until it resembles clumpy sand.
6 Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the batter and apples. Bake for 45 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean from the center.